Jeffrey Altepeter
Katy Baum
Elizabeth Curran Boody
Denise Carbone
Valerie Carrigan
Rebecca Chamlee
Gabby Cooksey
Coleen Curry
Debra Disman
Mark Esser
Casey Gardner
Don Glaister
Virginia Green
Penelope Hall
Karen Hanmer
Jon Hinkel
Susan Hulme
Lang Ingalls
Caitlin Jochym
Peggy Johnston
Andrea Krupp
Monique Lallier
Beth Lee
Sue Huggins Leopard
Christine Manwiller
Emily Martin
Christopher McAfee
Natalie Naor
Tara O'Brien
Patricia Owen
Graham Patten
Todd Pattison
Rebecca Philio
Patricia Sargent
Suzanne Sawyer
Jackie Scott
Judy Sgantas
Sarah Smith
Therese Swift-Hahn
Deborah Thompson
Claire Van Vliet
Peter Verheyen
Robert Walp
Thomas Parker Williams
Charles Wisseman
Rutherford Witthus

Sarah Smith
White River Junction, Vermont

Sarah Smith

Forming an Opinion

This broadside began as a statement of resistance - before the current idea of resistance was in play. It was about not wanting to do or accept an obvious aspect of reality. Eventually the idea became more about the process of changing one's mind or forming an opinion. It's mind-boggling that we ever come to a firm stance on an issue when there are so many factors influencing and pressing on our thoughts. Sometimes we stubbornly stay rooted in our personal history, refusing to see a new way - until a new fact nudges us out of our rut. Other times we're firm in our well-informed convictions until we're worn down by life's absurdity, until we capitulate. Either way it's enough to make the head spin.

Canson Edition paper, woodcut and letterpress. 16 x 20 inches. 401 x 501 centimeters. Created 2018.

SARAH SMITH runs the Book Arts Workshop at Dartmouth College. She taught at Montserrat College of Art, coordinating their BFA concentration in Book Arts. She also worked in book conservation at Northeast Document Conservation Center. Sarah received her MFA from University of the Arts and produces work as Olfactory Press/Gleanings.